General Dentistry

Dentures & Partials

Dentures can be either "full," replacing all the teeth, or "partial," replacing some of the teeth. What all dentures have in common is that they are removable, meaning that a denture wearer can take the denture in and out of the mouth by him or herself. Dentures are a more economical choice for tooth replacement than a permanent bridge or dental implants, and in most cases, become relatively stable after an initial adjustment or two.

Root Canal Therapy

To help you understand why you would need a root canal, you must first understand the anatomy of a tooth.

Teeth have three layers:

Enamel, Dentin, and dental pulp which is the soft tissue inside. The dental pulp contains the connective tissue, nerves and blood vessels that nourish the tooth. The pulp is important during development, however the tooth can survive without it during one's adulthood.

Oral Surgery

Every tooth serves an important role in your mouth. Extraction of a single functional tooth causes a great burden for your remaining teeth. When enough teeth are missing, stresses can cause fractures or shifting in your remaining teeth, or breakdown of supporting bone and gums.

Gum (Periodontal) Disease

Gum (Periodontal) disease is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults but oftentimes goes unnoticed because it tends to be painless. If your gums are unusually tender and red or if flossing causes your gums to bleed, you may be suffering from periodontal disease.